Hairy Pot Thymus Common

Thyme Common



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Thyme is an essential component of any kitchen garden as it has a wide range of culinary uses. The plant is an attractive evergreen, bearing dainty clusters of pale lilac flowers, which prove irresistible to bees. The flavour of the leaves is strong and pungent, ideal for seasoning savoury dishes. Low growing, the plant can be used for groundcover, edging paths or planting in a container. 

Grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir and natural latex. Remove plant from pot or cut/tear away some of the coir if the plant is well rooted and hard to remove.

  • Flowers: June - July
  • Moist, well-drained soil
  • South, West or East aspect
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • Pop the discarded coir pot in the green bin, leave out for birds to use for nesting, use as mulch or add to compost heap
  • The herb will die back in the autumn but will reappear with new growth in spring
  • Keep plant well trimmed to allow the new growth (with best flavour) to come through
  • Coir pots are supplied by one specific village producer in Sri Lanka. They have built a school, old people's home and extension to the local medical centre over the years from the proceeds of coir pot production